Nature's Pharmacy

& Zizyphus Mauritiana

English Name: Jujube

Arabic Name: Nabaq, Sidar

Urdu Name: Ber, Beri | Distribution: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Ceylon, Australia, Tropical Africa

Family: Rhamnaceae

Parts used: Fruit, leaves, wood

Medicinal Uses | Jujube is both a delicious fruit and an effective herbal remedy. It aids weight gain, improves muscular strength, and increases stamina. In Chinese medicine, it is prescribed as a tonic to strengthen liver function. It functions as an antidote, diuretic, emollient, and expectorant. The leaves are astringent and febrifuge. Also, said to promote hair growth. The dried fruits are anodyne, anticancer, pectoral, refrigerant, sedative, stomachache, styptic, and tonic. They are considered to purify the blood and aid digestion. They are used internally in the treatment of chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, diarrhea, anemia, irritability, and hysteria. The seed is hypnotic, narcotic, sedative, stomachache, and tonic. It is used internally in the treatment of palpitations, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, night sweats, and excessive perspiration. The root is used in the treatment of dyspepsia. A decoction of the root has been used in the treatment of fevers. The root is made into a powder and applied to old wounds and ulcers. The plant is a folk remedy for anemia, hypertonia, nephritis, and nervous diseases. The fruits are applied on cuts and ulcers and also employed in pulmonary ailments and fevers. The leaves are applied as poultices and are helpful in liver troubles, asthma, and fever.


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